Sorority and Fraternity Life Contribution
What is the contribution?
Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, sororities and fraternities that belong to the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MCGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Association (PHA) will be billed $40 per member per semester as part of a Sorority and Fraternity Community Contribution.
How will the contribution be invoiced and collected?
The contribution will be invoiced based on a chapters Ohio State roster as submitted on Roster Day. Roster Day for returning members will be held immediately prior to or within the first week of classes. New Member Roster Day will be held the Friday after Fall Break and the Friday after Spring Break. Once rosters are submitted, they cannot be altered for the purposes of the contribution.
Chapters, not individuals, are billed for the contribution. As such, chapters may have already included this cost in chapter dues. Members with questions should ask their chapter leadership or advisor.
How will the contribution be used?
These contributions will be used to provide programming opportunities for the entire communit yas well as used for staffing. In turn, chapters will no longer be assessed fees by Greek Programming Board, which will instead receive funding directly from the Contribution. There will continue to be opportunities for members of the sorority and fraternity community to provide suggestions for programming initiatives to be provided.
How are monies distributed?
Chapters interested in using contribution monies for programming should apply via the Greek Programming Board go.osu.edu/GreekPB
What about students with financial needs?
Ohio State strives to provide an education that is both affordable and excellent. Those students who qualify for Pell Grants and/or receive the Presidential Affordability Scholarship will have the Contribution waived provide they complete the application and submit the required documentation. In addition, any student who experiences an economic hardship has the opportunity to apply to have her/his/their Contribution waived. For purposes of this application economic hardship shall be considered to be a temporary and unexpected economic difficulty beyond their control.
We encourage students to explore financial resources available to them at Ohio State.
How do I apply for the waiver?
Prior to invoicing the chapters, all members and/or new members will receive the contribution waiver via email to their @osu.edu account. It is the responsibility of the members to monitor their email and complete the waiver within the given timeline.
Who approves the waivers?
All waivers are reviewed anonymously by a committee made up of representatives from IFC, Panhellenic, MCGC and NPHC as well as staff members from across Student Life. Your name and chapter affiliation are not shared with this committee.